Tourism Ecolabels

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Title Tourism Ecolabels
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Annals of Tourism Research
Editor Jafar Jafari
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Great Britain
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract Ecolabels in tourism are commonplace but uncoordinated. Established by individual companies, industry associations, voluntary organizations and government agencies, ecolabels range in scale from single villages to worldwide, from single activities to entire destinations; and they include voluntary codes, awards, accreditation and certification schemes. The degree to which they affect consumer purchasing decisions and corporate environmental performance is largely unknown. If ecolabels contribute to informed tourist choice, they could be a valuable environmental management tool, but only if critical conditions are met. Ecolabels need broad coverage and penetration in relevant market sectors, well-defined and transparent entry criteria, independent audit, and penalties for non-compliance. They also need an effective underlying framework of environmental regulation.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 29
Issue Number 1
Edition 2002
Page from 183
Page to 208
ISSN 0160-7383
Date Accessioned 2003-02-28
Date Available 2015-02-09T02:00:38Z
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Management and Environment
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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